Cecil Max Blewett was born in Cornwall (either St Austell or Par) in the first quarter of 1925. He was the son of Edgar Bertram Blewett (1890 – 1967) and Dorothy Mildred Blewett, nee Manhire, (1893-1973). He was one of five siblings – brothers William Kenneth (1916-2004) and Maurice; and sisters Vona and Mavis (1926-1983).
Before joining the Royal Corps of Signals Cecil worked at Lloyds Bank, Teignmouth, and may have been a member of the Teignmouth Air Training Corps (they acted as pall bearers at his funeral).
Cecil died after a short illness at a military hospital and his family home at the time was at Anahorish, Mill Lane.
His obituary was published in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette of 30 July 1943 which indicated that the service was held in the Methodist Church and was conducted by Rev A J Summerfield, assisted by Rev R C Nicole, acting padre at the hospital.
COMPILATION: Information was gathered by Deborah Welland